The Kunstkamera, Russia’s first museum

The Kunstkamera (Кунсткамера) is Russia’s first museum ever, established by Peter The Great at the start of the 18th century. It is the home to Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Музей антропологии и этнографии имени Петра Великого), and it is located near the Hermitage, on the opposite side of Neva. The most… Continue reading

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Discover St. Petersburg Museum of Circus Art

Russia has always been famous for its circus art. Many theatrical and movie directors were inspired by the circus for their works. For instance, Vsevolod Meyerhold (Всеволод Мейерхольд) started his career at the circus, and Sergei Eisenstein (Сергей Эйзенштейн) used many circus tricks in his movies. So, it is no surprise that the first museum… Continue reading

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Master and Margarita at the Baltic Theatre: challenge your Russian

If you are curious about Russian literature and want to test your knowledge of Russian, we suggest you to see a performance of Bulgakov’s masterpiece, “The Master and Margarita” (Мастер и Маргарита). The performances will take place on August  13 and 16 at theatre festival Baltic House (Балтийский Дом), in Petrogradskaya Storona (Петроградская Сторона). “The Master… Continue reading

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Peterhof’s Fountains

Situated 45 minutes away from St. Petersburg is Peterhof (Петергоф), a small village and home to the Peter the Great’s summer palace. One of the most beautiful attractions in the vast complex of Peterhof is its magnificent fountains. Built in the first half of the 18th Century, they are located in the grounds of the… Continue reading

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